From Fortune 500 companies to trendy startups, these seven corporate stories show what’s possible when countries take a chance on people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
For the past 40 years, Bill Niman’s name has been synonymous with ethical ranching. Meat from his humanely-raised hogs, cattle and poultry have graced the tables of some of Northern California’s most respected restaurants. Last month, Niman sold his prized BN Ranch to Blue Apron for an undisclosed amount. The move will still give Niman the opportunity to do what he loves best: raise animals humanely and teach others about the benefits that come from it.
Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication. Harnoor Dhaliwal and Pete Dunn of EarthShift Global share a practical guide for companies.
Timberland and Thread partnered to incorporate recycled plastic from Haiti into clothing and apparel. We spoke with both companies about the partnership and what it can teach startups and legacy brands about collaborating for social impact.
President Donald Trump is living up to his campaign promises with a preliminary budget that puts heavy focus on defense funding and cuts back support for other things like science, health and education. The impact of these cuts will echo through the economy.
Yesterday the $26 billion food giant Kraft Heinz announced a commitment to create a more sustainable supply chain — in part by revamping its palm oil policy. NGOs, so far, have replied with caution.
The new policies cover a wide range of animal welfare issues, including cage-free chicken and sow housing, as well as the responsible use of antibiotics.
The hospitality industry relies heavily on creating a positive guest experience for customers across the globe. And creating a strong corporate culture that embodies environmental and social values helps enrich the Hilton brand.
Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out and eliminate food waste.
General Mills and its Cheerios brand wanted to give away wildflower seeds to protect bee populations, but some on the web are calling the effort mere lip service.
For corporate social responsibility to be effective, companies need to incorporate interaction with every stakeholder into decision-making, no matter the level of the organization. That means moving beyond philanthropy to integrated external engagement.
The U.K.’s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together to discuss deforestation.
Leading companies continue to demonstrate that sustainability is not just good for the bottom line; it is the bottom line, argues Amy Augustine of Ceres. She lays out seven trends driving them forward, with or without help from the federal government.